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National Bath Safety Month

National Event Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Goodall-Witcher Healthcare recognizes January as National Bath Safety Month, a time to bring awareness to the potential hazards that are in all of our bathrooms and the dangers they present to everyone but especially to children and seniors.

Preventing accidents and injuries in the bathroom is important to the elderly. Using the bathroom and bathing or showering on their own is a treasured part of staying independent. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics say that one in four seniors over the age of 65 will have at least one fall per year. Over half of those falls happen in the bathroom. More than three million elderly people will be treated for injuries in the emergency room each year and that number just keeps growing every year.

So, avoid being part of those statistics and take some time this January 2021 to help to make your bathroom a safer place in your home.